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  • Homeschooling in Pennsylvania: A Fact Sheet [PDF]

    Information from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania on home schooling in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Pupil Transportation Issues - Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to frequently asked questions about pupil transportation from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • GED/Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD)

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on how to obtains a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) by taking and successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) Test. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Guide on Education Laws Impacting English Language Learners

    Information from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania education laws impacting English language learners. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Rights of English Language Learners & Families with Limited English Proficiency

    Information from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania on the rights of English language learners and families with limited English proficiency. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Educational Decision Makers and Surrogate Parents in Pennsylvania

    The Education Law Center and Juvenile Law Center have developed this fact sheet to explain important educational decision maker rules, including when judges are required to appoint an “Educational Decision Maker” for children who have no capable parent or guardian to make education decisions for them, and situations where school districts have a duty to appoint a “surrogate parent” for children with special education needs. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Education Law Center

    The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Legal Briefs: Teens and Technology

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the November 2, 2010 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. We've all heard the horror stories about teens and sexting and cyber bullying and the unfortunate consequences that come from both. Here is a brief outline of where the law stands now and some helpful tips when facing these issues with teens. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Special Education Due Process Complaint Process and Forms

    Information on the complaint process, including the Complaint Form, which is used to submit a formal complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. Office for Dispute Resolution (Special Education). Content Detail

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    Office for Dispute Resolution (Special Education)
  • Special Education Mediation and Forms

    Even when parents and school officials try their best to reach agreement on a student’s special education program, disagreements can occur. If this happens, mediation, which is a free, voluntary, and confidential alternative to a formal due process hearing, is an option. Mediation can take place at any time before or during the due process cycle. Mediation is not a required process and may not delay or deny a parent the right to a due process hearing. Information on the Mediation process from the Office of Dispute Resolution (Special Education). Content Detail

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    Office of Dispute Resolution (Special Education)